April 23, 2014

Oh My Moxie Fab!



Just 'staching by to say hi (... and hello... and howdy),
Teri

PS... Wednesdays are always good days for winners!
The winner of the Our Travels Collection Pack from this post here is: Erica Hettwer (4/14 @ 1:49 p.m.). 
And the winner of the Stuck on You! stamp set from this post here is: Kathy D. (4/18 @ 7:13 a.m.).
Congrats to the winners! Winners, please drop me a note at teriishere AT Gmail DOT com with your snail mail addy. And please write "MFW Winner" in the subject head. 

April 22, 2014

Handwriting Challenge: Hip on Handwriting Challenge

And once again it is challenge time, Moxie Fabbers!
I think this one could be a real challenge, but I promise you that it will be a fun one! The challenge this time is to create something with your handwriting or with a handwriting-inspired product.
The handwritten look is super hot right now.
You see it on T-shirts.



And you even see handwriting on things like napkins and mugs.



In the May issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine, we highlighted the handwritten look in the Trend Talk column. Check out these cool projects.

Miriam Pranter made the letters for her card here by drawing them on patterned paper and then cutting them out. 

(Hey Girl Card by Miriam Pranter)

Not a fan of using your handwriting? Well, use a handwritten product instead.
Jill Dewey Hawkins used alphabet stamps that look hand drawn on this card here.

(SO Your Mom Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins)

And I used a pre-made tag with handwriting on it. To give it more of a homespun look, I added some additional doodles with a white pen.

(Be You Card by Teri Anderson)

Are you ready to play? Well, here's how to take part in this challenge.
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that uses handwriting or a handwriting-inspired product.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Hip on Handwriting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • Projects previously created that fit the exact specifications of this challenge can be linked, provided they were created within four weeks of this posting. You must include an ETA (edited to add) that explains that you are adding it to the Moxie Fab World challenge in order to be eligible.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EST on Sunday, May 11th.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Thursday, May 15th and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as something yummy from the moxie magical prize drawer. (And an important challenge note: We apologize, but due to increased shipping costs Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine is no longer shipping prizes outside the U.S. But we definitely don't want our international Moxie Fab World challenge winners to walk away empty handed. If your shipping address is outside the US and your project is selected, you'll receive a one-year subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. If you're an existing subscriber, your subscription will extend. Thanks for understanding!)

April 21, 2014

Moxie Monday: Stamps & Dies from Avery Elle

Hello, Moxie Fabbers!
The new week means a brand new Moxie Monday.
And I am delighted to share with you some good stuff today from Avery Elle!
Avery Elle burst on the scene with a delightful assortment of clear stamps and steel dies. And they keep putting out incredible stuff.
With designs that range from cute critters to graphic and trendy sentiments and design elements, you are sure to find something from Avery Elle that fits your crafting style. 
So how about a look at some of Avery Elle's products? Check it.











(To see more of Avery Elle's designs, go here.)

Like what you see? Thanks to the good folks from Avery Elle, one of you is going to score the Storybook stamp set and the coordinating Storybook ELLE-ments dies. Leave a comment on this post by midnght EST on Sunday, April 27th. I'll pick one of you to win.

Looks like it is going to be a good week,
Teri 

April 18, 2014

Fun Finds on Friday

Friday again. 
Gosh, how I love Fridays.
This girl has a few things going on this weekend: A couple "slow but steady" 5K runs/walks; a pile of craft projects to complete and a nice Easter dinner with my family .
How about you? Any big plans?
And how about we get the weekend started with some Fun Finds?

Fun Find #1
Looking for a way to get a little extra mileage out of the steel dies you use for your paper crafting and scrapbooking projects?
Don't miss this fun tutorial from Go-to Gal Kimberly Crawford. She'll show you how she used craft foam to make stamps using these flower dies.

It's pretty cool! And just you wait until you see the card she made. It's pretty terrific too. Go here. Now. Fast. (Wink!) 

Fun Find #2
I think this card by Jaclyn Miller is ... well... awesome.


From the stars to the words she used to the design, it's fun! 
By the way, be sure to to take a look at Jaclyn's blog and leave her a little love. Jaclyn is a real master at making graphic cards that are super interesting to look at. You'll her blog here.

Fun Find #3
Are you a digital die-cutter? Don't miss out on these fun cut files from Traci Reed!


Imagine using them in a pocket style scrapbook page or even on a traditional scrapbook page. Card maker? They'd look pretty good on cards too! Head on over to Traci's site for the free download. Free is good. 

Fun Find #4
Looking for a quick Easter gift? Take a cue from Lil' Luna and fill a canning jar with Easter treats, tie on some trim and add an Easter label to it. You'll end up with the perfect gift!


Go to this post on Lil' Luna and you'll find a couple free Printable labels to use on your jar as well as the how-to.

Fun Find #5
Have you seen this Stuck on You! stamp set from Avocado Arts? 


Yes. I'm a fan. It just feels like the perfect stamp set for this time of year.
Want to win it? Here's your chance! Just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday, April 21st. Be sure to tell me your favorite kind of ice cream. I'll pick of one to win the stamp set.

Fridays rock,
Teri 

April 17, 2014

Oh My Moxie Fab!



What a lovely sight,
Teri 

April 16, 2014

Winners of the Styling with Stencils Challenge

And ta-da!
Just like that the time has come to officially end the Styling with Stencils Challenge.
This Moxie Fabber can not tell a lie. It makes me a little bit sad because (... good golly...) you all have been so busy making really cool things with stencils! In fact, there were a whopping 178 amazing, incredible, awesome "with extra awesome sauce on top" projects linked up!
You, my fine friends, rock! And you rock a lot!

So how about some winners?
Drum roll please.
Please give it up (with all kinds of happy, happy, happy claps) for these five winners:

Check out that cool stenciled background! I just love how Chrissie's project pairs together super cute stamps with a super artsy, stenciled background. It makes for a fun combination. Be sure to check out her blog post. She even shared a video, showing how she made the background! 

How amazing is this card? Like super totally amazing, if you ask me. The gorgeous stenciled background, the beautiful color combo and the fantastic words make this card perfect in every way. High 5, Kimberly!

Cornelia (fun stamping)
Why does this card rock? Simple. Cornelia made her own stencil to create the vases! She simply die-cut the vases from a panel of cardstock and then used the leftover cardstock piece as a stencil. So clever! 

Piali
This is really fun! Piali set a stencil onto the white paper panel and sponged three different ink colors over it. Then she used a pen to doodle some additional designs. Such a great idea! High 5, Piali!

Donna Mikasa
I just love colorful paper Donna created here with a stencil. So beautiful, and so, so fun! Bravo, Donna!

Congrats, ladies! Please drop me a note at teriishere AT Gmail DOT com with your snail mail addy and the subject header "MFW Challenge Winner." I'll get you hooked up with your "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge wining badge and a Moxie Fab prize!

I could only pick 5 winners, but I also want to send some shout-outs to:

Tune in next week when I launch a brand new challenge!

Digging stencils and all of you,
Teri 

PS... Wednesdays are a good day for winners!
The winner of the DIY - Birthday Muslin Bags kit from this post here is:  Jennie (4/7 at 10:16 a.m.). Congrats, Jennie!
Please drop me an email at teriishere AT Gmail DOT com with your snail mail addy. Please write "Moxie Fab Winner" in the subject line.


April 15, 2014

Oh My Moxie Fab!



Did you clap?
Come on.
Fess up.
We're all friends here,
Teri 

April 14, 2014

Moxie Monday: Our Travels by Webster's Pages

Woot! It's Monday, and I have a fun collection to share with you today.
Say hello to the Our Travels collection from Webster's Pages.
This collection is a dreamy mix of fun and trendy deliciousness.
Care for a look-see? You know me, Moxie Fabbers. I'm happy to oblige.


















(To see more of the Our Travels collection, go here.)

Like what you see? Well, I know some people. And they know some people. And somehow their people, and my people brought us together and the fine folks at Webster's Pages said that they'd love to give one of you one of a Our Travels Collection Pack. (Yay!) So leave a comment for me on this post by midnight EST on Sunday, April 20th. I'll pick one of you to win the Our Travels Collection Pack.

Hooray for Mondays (and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays...),
Teri 

April 11, 2014

A Story about a Bunny...


"There's a story quite funny,
About a toy bunny,


And the wonderful things she can do;
Every bright Easter morning,
Without warning,
She colors eggs, red, green, or blue.

(Source)

(Source)

Some she covers with spots,


Some with quaint little dots,


And some with strange mixed colors, too
-- Red and green, blue and yellow,


But each unlike his fellow
Are eggs of every hue.



And it's odd, as folks say,
That on no other day
In all of the whole year through,
Does this wonderful bunny,
So busy and funny,
Color eggs of every hue.


If this story you doubt
She will soon find you out,
And what do you think she will do?
On the next Easter morning
She'll bring you without warning,
Those eggs of every hue." 

 (Source)

- M. Josephine Todd
1909